I over heard this argument one day about someone arguing about life and death. He proposed the question, “why are we alive.” I made sure my blunt voice was heard when i said “self-actualization.” He looked at me with a facial expression that I will never forget. He asked me why I said that (which I’m glad he did).
I explained to him my thoughts on it which, to make a long story short, is to discover who we are.
I don’t know about you, but I go on living each day to discover who I really am. It is easy to say the positives about ourselves, but a lot harder to come to terms with the negatives. When you are able to accomplish that, then you truly are a self actualization human being. This process though, takes a lifetime.
Everybody is created differently, and that is what make us so unique. My idea of being alive is simply living. Living in the notion of experiencing life for what it is. Stepping outside of your comfort zone, implementing new ideas, being better than you were the day before, experiencing new facets of life, but most importantly, bringing the best out of you each and everyday that you can.
We are here to live up to our potential. How are we going to know what our potential is unless we push ourselves in every aspect of life. School, work, the gym, etc. You will never know what you are made of unless you try. Fail. Make mistakes. That is perfectly ok. This is what makes you. Learning from failure will better improve you. It will make you stronger. It will make you wiser. It will make u a better person.
As Bruce Lee would say, ” don’t pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
I hope all this makes sense as I am a little bit drunk while writing this but my thoughts had to come out. I promise to write more about this when I am sober.